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Question: How to see Photo info on clips?

I am very new to FCP and have posted over there but getting no response so just wondered if someone who uses iMovie might also use FCP and be able to help me.

I make a lot of movies using selected still photos in with my videos.

When they appear in the timeline they have an IMG # on the top of the clip.

Is there a way to see the actual title I gave the photo in PHOTOS so I am able to to identify different locations, people etc. in order to make the actual FCP titles for the movie?

Better still I would like to be able to see the location of the still photo.

I can see how to add meta data to the pull-down info panel but I cannot seem to be able to get a location or file name to reflect what is on the still photo when it is in Photos. What do I need to do?

Right now I am having to keep Photos open with the information panel open so I can see the different locations etc and then go back to the timeline and identify the clip.... there must be an easier way. Thanks.

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, iOS 10.2.1, 16 GB 2133 Storage: 1TB

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Nov 11, 2017 9:23 PM in response to jakiefromut In response to jakiefromut

I have never used FCP so can't comment specifically on the features of that app. As an educated guess I believe that what you will need to do is open the Photos app, select the specific photo, do a File/Export Unmodified Original to your desktop, and in the export box designate the File Name as "Use Title". Then import that exported photo into FCP.


Another way would be to import your photos directly from the camera to your desktop using the Image Capture app on your Mac. Then you can name them there and import them into FCP.


Titles added to photos in the Photos app library are for management within that app. They don't attach to the photo unless you export them out with the title.


-- Rich

Nov 11, 2017 9:23 PM

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